SOAR - Colorado Chapter
P.O Box 350032
Westminster, CO 80035-0032
Colorado joined the SOAR family in October 2012. The Colorado Chapter represents a coalescence of SOAR and Friends of Warm Hearth, a non-profit organization that has been providing aid to orphaned Armenian adults in a residential setting (Warm Hearth) since 2006. SOAR-Colorado's efforts will focus exclusively on assistance to the residents of Warm Hearth.
Board of Directors:
Lindsay Konzak is a writer and editor living in Longmont, Colorado, with her husband, daughter Kennedy and dog. Lindsay was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Sevan, Armenia, from 2001-2004, where she taught conversational English and worked with local organizers on camps for youth. Lindsay has a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business in Boulder.
Mara Gevorgian was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and moved to USA in 1998. Mara earned her MBA from American University of Armenia and a Master of Science in Finance from University of Colorado, Denver. Currently, she is working at Standard and Poor's as a Financial Analyst. Mara has visited Armenia multiple times while living in US, and she is honored for the opportunity to help less fortunate people of her Homeland. Mara currently resides in Denver with her husband Vahan and two children, Ana and Aram.
Maria started the Colorado chapter of SOAR and served as the board president from 2012-2016. She was born and raised in Kapan, Armenia. In 1996, her family moved to Moscow, Russia, where she continued high school and graduated from Financial College. In Moscow, Maria worked for an Art Rehabilitation Studio for orphans and children with special needs, and currently works as the Director of Operations for the Center for People with Disabilities in Boulder, Colorado. Maria lives in Longmont, CO with her husband and son.
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Sona Hedeshian was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She moved to United States 27 years ago. Sona has a B.A. in Sociology / Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Denver. Sona worked as a social worker and community organizer for Armenian Relief Society in Beirut and worked as a child protective caseworker for Social Services in Denver. She is also a Graduate of Real Estate Institute and a realtor since 2005. Since she moved to Colorado, Sona has been an active member of Armenians of Colorado, Inc. and has served on the AOC board several times. She is currently the president of AOC. Sona lives in Parker, CO with her husband and two children, Harout and Tamar.
Charlie Hickman is a Montessori Elementary Teacher and Artist. He is an American raised in the mountains outside Boulder and resides in Longmont, Colorado with his lovely wife and son. He is dedicated to building peace through education, art and humor and has worked closely with children in state care in Moscow, Russia through Maria's Children Art Rehabilitation Studio.
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